Drawn in by the Lens

David CorbinSince its inception, photography has had the ability to awaken the senses of those who become its most passionate fans, and you can include David Corbin, a C5-6 quadriplegic from Rochester, New York, as one of them.

After his injury in 1996, he went into a state of denial. “I was a passenger in a car that was hit by a bus on the New York State Thruway, and I held fast to a firm belief that my injury was temporary,” he says. “But nothing got better. There was no Rocky-like movie montage where I started getting better.”

Then one day about six weeks after his accident, his physical therapist took him aside and told him he’d never walk again. “That was the first time someone told me straight-u